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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox . Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlett Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for...
Topics: sex work, human rights, decriminalisation, work, labour
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This episode features a discussion between Katie, Luc and Stevie from Team Earthling, and B on progressive parenting. Their discussion covers: attachment parenting, gender and parenting eg “Mum’s groups”, consent, alternative schools and vegan parenting/kids. This discussion will continue on an upcoming episode – follow our blog and/or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified once that episode is released. Also covered throughout this episode is: haircuts, Superman outfits,...
Topics: parenting, attachment parenting, gender, veganism
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by Nick Pendergrast, Lara Drew and Jess Ison
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You can see Nick’s “pretty” drawing referred to during this workshop here .   This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email...
Topics: Veganism, single issue campaigns, colonialism, animal advocacy, effective activism, ICAS Oceania...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Wilma Davidson’s work here:...
Topics: animal rights, Quakers, vegetarianism, veganism
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Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. Avoiding being a shooting star as an activist. Activism as a privilege. Mental health as a political issue. Bede Carmody’s talk Sustainable Activism, How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist. An introduction to activist burnout and why it is important. We encourage listeners to do the activist burnout questionnaire Bede mentioned during his talk:...
Topics: activism, activist burnout, mental health, Creating Space Project, Ruth, Bede Carmody
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Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here . We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio .  Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers , sex work as work , “First World” versus “Third World” sex work , and sex work and capitalism . This episode is brought to you by...
Topics: Amnesty International, sex work, decriminalisation
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: police dogs, human-animal studies
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We start off the episode by talking about our recent travels and our  animal rights protest in Geneva ,  anarchism in Barcelona , and a discussion on China – including Internet censorship, Tiananmen Square and  recent protests . Katie also provides a critical perspective on the  definition of ‘refugee’ , based on her study in Geneva. Finally, we discuss  true globalisation  and the  free movement of people around the world  (not just for “legitimate” refugees).
Topics: Refugees, globalisation, migration
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. For more information on the episode and for all the links referred to, go to: www.ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: intersectionality, sexism, speciesism
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This is part one of this event, which includes introductory speeches. You can listen to part two of the event, where the audience asked questions of the panelists, here: https://archive.org/details/LeftQAndAPart2 Recorded at The New International Bookshop - Melbourne's famous radical bookshop. Located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053. Information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Who should people in Melbourne, who care about both social justice and the...
Topics: 2016 Election, Left, Green, politics
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We are joined by Tom McIntyre who discusses his personal experiences of raising his daughter Isabelle, who has cerebral palsy. Intersectionality and disabilities. Neoliberalism and disability funding. Policies affecting people with disabilities, including the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Scheme. Lack of focus on disabilities in progressive movements. Activism as a privilege. Katie also gives her personal experiences of living with chronic fatigue. Avoiding ableist language. For more...
Topics: Tom McIntyre, disabilities, ableism, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, NDIS, neoliberalism, ableist...
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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons. Creative anti-fascist and animal activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/11/01/216/
Topics: Anne-lise Af-fat, Undercurrent, transformative justice, Community As Activism, Me Too, prison...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: body, mind, non-human animals
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-           Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. -           Veloso has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso. -           The article 7 Things People Who Say They're...
Topics: Mary Jane Veloso, drug legalisation
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We are joined by Mark Allen who discusses his holistic approach to activism that he has developed through being active in a range of social movements for many years. This approach provides some ideas about how we can reduce conflict among activists, create campaigns that are long lasting, reach out and connect with people who have different values to that of our own and work towards a meaningful shift in paradigm. Overcoming cognitive dissonance and changing minds. Connecting with people with...
Topics: Mark Allen, holistic activism, activism, effective activism, activist burnout, sustainable...
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PowerPoint for Adam's section of the talk (the first part) is available to view online here . Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations, while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. O ur use of non-human animals is significantly...
Topics: animal liberation, SoS2018, environmental veganism, veganism, climate change, environment
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Same-sex marriage passing in Australia. Critiques of marriage. Commitment ceremonies and legal marriages. Different types of consensual non-monogamy including polyamory and relationship anarchy. Pansexuality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/14/193/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, same-sex marriage, marriage, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, relationship anarchy,...
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Once again Nick is joined by  Kim Socha , who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and  author . We discuss sexism in the atheist movement and efforts to challenge it,  Rebecca Watson and “ElevatorGate” , focusing on sexism in the West and not just pointing the finger elsewhere, the satirical article ‘ Not Without Her Make-Up ’,  Leila Ahmed on the veil , and criticising discriminatory elements of Islam, while being considerate of the broader context of ...
Topics: Atheism, Sexism, Feminism, Islam, Kim Socha
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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on what fake news is, why it is promoted and its dangers. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/13/180/
Topics: Luc Brien, fake news, media, media literacy, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However, Jane Green and Cameron Cox dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance . Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They also discuss the “ rescue industry ”,...
Topics: sex work, sex workers, Nordic model, decriminalisation, Scarlet Alliance
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com You can hear more from Jess on Freedom of Species podcast: http://www.freedomofspecies.org/tags/jess
Topics: Animal Advocacy, Animal Welfare, Feminism
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/presentation-livia-boscardin-canberra-06072013 This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:...
Topics: Critical Theory, Animal Rights, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Human-Animal Studies,...
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This time Nick is joined by Vanessa, a forensic psychology doctoral student and one of the hosts of VeganSci podcast. We discuss some of the content we taught in a Criminology unit on victims of crime, focusing on the ideal victim concept and how it can help in understanding how the legal system, media and community respond to victims of crime. We also discuss just world theory and what we can to do challenge victim blaming. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the...
Topics: victims of crime, ideal victim, Vanessa, victim blaming
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Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the housing first approach to addressing homelessness. Kelly from the Roominations homelessness show on 3CR on the importance of public housing. Nick’s ABC interview on dogs being considered property under the law. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/04/218/
Topics: housing first, homelessness, Launch Housing, Bevan Warner, Kelly, dogs, animal law
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We’re joined by Jen Perry, one of the main organisers of the Cruelty Free Festival WA , for this entire episode. We discuss this festival and how it puts into practice our support for intersectionality – bringing together a wide range of human rights, environmental and animal rights causes. We also discuss the recent protests against shark culling and linking opposition to the shark cull to a broader animal rights philosophy, The Sistah Vegan Project , avoiding gender stereotypes when...
Topics: intersectionality, animal rights, shark cull, veganism, gender
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. You can listen to part 2 of this episode here: https://archive.org/details/Episode29Part2.StreetMedics For more information...
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Helen Marston’s work here:...
Topics: animal experimentation, science, alternatives to animal experimentation
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-           This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on conspiracy theories and tips for how to stop spreading fake news. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/18/181/
Topics: conspiracy theories, fake news, media, Luc Brien, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Jealousy in non-monogamous and monogamous relationships. Demisexuality. Polygamy. How non-monogamy works. Queer critiques of the campaign for marriage equality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/18/194/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, demisexuality, polygamy, marriage equality
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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR. We also bring you some of the event Ending Homelessness in WA, Scenarios and Seeds of the Future. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia. Increasing homelessness in Melbourne. Government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne. Brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness. The best thing to do when passing homeless people...
Topics: homelessness, Homeless Persons Union of Victoria, neoliberalism, capitalism, charity, change,...
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This episode features Adam Cardilini’s talk: Diversity in animal activism, Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/diversity-in-animal-activism-by-adam-cardilini There is also discussion on effective animal activism and whether the evidence actually suggests animal advocates should avoid promoting veganism. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here:...
Topics: Adam Cardilini, animal activism, effective activism
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here . You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Jess Ison (LaTrobe University)-...
Topics: dev4species2017, prisons, prison abolition, animal liberation, prison industrial complex, punitive...
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On this episode Nick looks into the closure of Indigenous communities in Australia . He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Indigenous refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth , which is providing a haven for people who will be affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] , an actor, rapper, writer, activist, is featured on the episode - covering the closure of Indigenous communities: ...
Topics: Sovereignty, SOS Blak Australia, Indigenous
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This is the Q and A after Patty Mark and Guy Scotton's talks.  You can listen to Patty Mark's talk here: https://archive.org/details/GriefAmongAnimalActivists You can listen to Guy Scotton's talk here: https://archive.org/details/AnimalAgnotology This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to...
Topics: animal advocacy, speciesism, Animal Agnotology
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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and travel. We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imaging the future we want to create. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Dear White People, ethical consumption, travel, Community As Activism, privilege, sexism, utopias,...
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This episode features Katie’s introduction to queer issues talk for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).  You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/KatieBatty/international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia-68253030 Also covered throughout the episode is some further discussion on sex positivity, building on points made on episode 145. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the...
Topics: queer, LGBT, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, animals, animal activism, tactics, technology
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*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault, self-harm and suicide* This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, femme, patriarchy, trans, queer
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Hybrids or Hummus: Which has the Biggest Impact? By Nick Pendergrast Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that people can do more for the planet by changing to a vegan diet than replacing a standard car with an eco-friendly one. This talk covers some of the environmental benefits of eating plant-based foods.   Sources referred to: Eating Up the World flyer: http://www.vnv.org.au/site/htmfiles/eatinguptheworld.htm The University of Chicago:...
Topics: environment, veganism, plant-based, animal agriculture, climate change
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, sustainable activism, burnout, activism, activist burnout
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Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair! discusses Occupy vs the Arms Fair (September 8 th in London), Australians stopping arms fairs, how you can take actions against arms dealers regardless of where in the world you live, queer issues and arms dealers, and animals and war . For more information on this episode and for all of the links referred to throughout it, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/08/26/ gun /
Topics: arms fair, militarism, war
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/veganarchism-by-nick-pendergrast This talk was featured on episode 134 of Progressive Podcast Australia, with an additional discussion on the points from one slide that was skipped in this recording: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/05/29/134/ This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more...
Topics: veganism, anarchism, hierarchy, neoliberalism, consumerism
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-           We’re back with a new episode featuring Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. -           Background on the racist Reclaim Australia movement and why it is important to oppose them. -           Links between the current demonisation of Muslims and historical Jewish oppression. -           Police violence against medics and anti-fascist protestors at the recent counter-rally in Melbourne. -           Melbourne Street Medics...
Topics: protest, police brutality, fascism, anti-fascism, medics, Reclaim Australia
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On this episode we discuss themes of refugee rights and animal rights in the Paddington movie . We discuss the article ‘ Why the new Paddington movie is really an asylum seeker story ’, read a review of the movie from an immigration lawyer, as well as promoting the Free Paddington Facebook page by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) and the #FreePaddington hashtag.  -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Paddington, refugees, migration, animal rights
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On this episode we discuss terrorism, Islamophobia, free speech and Charlie Hedbo . We discuss the way Rupert Murdoch was mocked by comedian Aziz Ansari and writer JK Rowling (and so many others!) for the anti-Muslim comments he made after the Charlie Hedbo attacks. We also read comedian Aaamer Rahman’s great article ‘ Fears escalate as more young Australians enlist in overseas terror campaign ’, which flips the roles in discussions around terrorism and who has to condemn it. For more on...
Topics: Charlie Hedbo, Islamophobia, free speech, terrorism, Rupert Murdoch, Aziz Ansari, Aamer Rahman,...
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: trans*, transphobia, non-human animals
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, veganism, feminism, environment, intersectionality, ethics
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-        Nick is back with one final episode on the US election, featuring some listener feedback on our last two episodes on this topic. Jeremy Mendelson makes the case for why he is not voting for Clinton and the importance of voting for third parties like the Greens. There is also some discussion on Trump, class and the urban rural divide in the US. The episode also features a new segment ‘Angela Davis Always Makes Sense’. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: US election, Trump, Clinton, third parties, Greens
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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy . It covers: some feedback on our 89 th episode , men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “ the monster myth ” about men who commit gendered violence. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/04/20/ 95 /
Topics: feminism, sexism, allies, privilege
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Animal activists are currently involved in a 5 day fast and justice camp outside Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North – 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Diamond Valley Pork is Victoria's largest pig slaughterhouse and can kill up to 2,500 pigs every day. This December is the second anniversary of the release of pigtruth.com , Animal Liberation Victoria’s powerful undercover footage of the horrific gas stunning and slaughter of pigs that shocked Australia. This interview contains some...
Topics: Patty Mark, animal liberation, protest, pigs, pig truth
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Talk from the event ' Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela '. Audio of the full event will be up on our Progressive Podcast Australia archive.org page soon! You can also hear Federico Fuentes discuss Venezuela on episode 224 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Follow Federico on Twitter  @FredFuentesGLW and read his articles at greenleft.org.au
Topics: Venezuela, solidarity, Nicolás Maduro, communes, Federico Fuentes
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas /
Topics: kangaroos, environmental sustainability, non-human animals
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Walter Kudrycs work here:...
Topics: Peter Singer, Tom Regan, the Feminist Ethics of Care, utilitarianism, animal rights
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / We apologise that this recording misses the end of the talk - the recorder ran out of battery...
Topics: animal advocacy, protests, Columbia, activism
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This episode features Nick’s talk ‘ The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep ’. You can also listen to the full talk as well as the Q and A afterwards here . You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here . This presentation features visuals and links to all of the sources referred to throughout the talk. Videos from the talk: -           ‘ Crow Makes Tools ’ – audio NOT featured in the recording of the talk. -...
Topics: animal sentience, animal emotion, animal behaviour, animal science, animals
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All about Companion Animals: Vegan Diets, Adoption, Humane Training and Much More!
Topics: Alana Stevenson, animal rights, animals, cats, companion animals, dogs, Dr Andrew Knight,...
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To help us give a human rights perspective on the crisis occurring right now in the Central African Republic, we’re joined by Michael Hayworth , Crisis Response Coordinator for Amnesty International Australia . With Michael we discuss the war crimes occurring in the Central African Republic, similarities to the genocide in Rwanda, and Amnesty’s campaign against these human rights abuses. You can find out more about this episode at: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/06/17/car/
Topics: Central African Republic, human rights, Amnesty International
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In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the  Feminist Action Network . Amy Blitvich  discusses  Australian Prime Minister  calling out  Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the  Reclaim the Night march in Perth , and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle  tells us  about their participation in the Bluestocking week events,  foetal homicide laws  and the relevance of feminism today. For links to all of the stories, clips and organisations from this...
Topics: feminism, sexism, transphobia
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Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to give a recap of the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference. What ICAS is all about. Conference recap. Panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. Conference activism and Living Green Festival. For links to all of the talks from the ICAS conference, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/12/14/152/
Topics: ICAS 2016, Critical Animal Studies, anarchism, animal liberation, Adam Cardilini, Jess Ison, Lara...
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Daniel from Mari Dan's Menagerie Animal Sanctuary discusses the work they do. You can find out more and support through their Facebook page . Interview recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia - this interview will be played on episode 171 of the show.
Topics: animal sanctuary, animals
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This panel discussion features: Nick Pendergrast from Animal Rights Advocates: http://ara.org.au/ Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network: http://rran.org/ Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/ Recorded at the Cruelty Free Festival, organised by Animal Rights Advocates: http://ara.org.au/
Topics: human rights, animal rights, environmentalism, intersectionality
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Jess Ison’s work here: http://totheexclusionofallothers.com/tag/jessica-ison/
Topics: animal rights, animal welfare, neoliberalism, intersectionality
This talk is from the  Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania  (ICAS)  2014 conference : Critical Animal Studies in the Asia-Pacific. You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/05/03/icas/
Topics: Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, civil disobedience, violence, non-violence, activism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, animals, art, compassion, picture books
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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:  Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle. Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava. David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of 'Anarchism in Istanbul' and 'Yabanci Capulling -...
Topics: Rojava, PKK, anarchism, Alasdair Hynd, Zerebar Karimi
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The live export industry has announced its own three month ban on the sheep trade to the Middle East. The episode features the talk An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export by Jess Ison and Nick, where we critique the campaign based on anarchist, anti-racist and animal liberation perspectives. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/14/219/
Topics: live export, anarchism, animal welfare, Lyn White, mental health, animal liberation, animal...
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Information about the speaker, James Aspey: Powerful international speaker, animal advocate, and founder of Voiceless365. James regularly speaks publicly and has appeared on Australian television and radio. James has recently returned to Australia having completed his first tour of the UK. More information: http://www.jamesaspey.com.au/   This was the 2 nd talk from event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia.   You can listen to the 1 st and 3 rd...
Topics: animals, animal rights, veganism
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Nick is joined by environmental activist Mark Allen to discuss some tensions between animal rights, which values individual animals, and conservation, which values ecosystems and environments as a whole. The segment When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, this time on interfering in nature. Nick’s talk Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists, A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement. PowerPoint here:...
Topics: animal rights, conservation, Mark Allen, environmentalism, veganism, Cowspiracy, animals
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This episode covers child free women.  The importance of adopting kids. Debating the issue not the person. The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. Anti natalism. The origin of the missionary position. Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech and privilege. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/03/23/166/
Topics: child-free, child-free women
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We are joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania. What ICAS is all about. Importance of community for activists. Call in versus call out culture. The upcoming workshop based discussion forum in Melbourne: Community as Activism: Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond. Saturday 4 August, 1 to 5pm at Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. The event is free but registration through the following link is essential...
Topics: Jess Ison, community, call out culture, ICAS, Community As Activism
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This time Nick is joined by Vanessa, a forensic psychology doctoral student and one of the hosts of VeganSci podcast. Happy rats. Animal activism. Vegan on a low income. Vanessa’s experiences working in prisons. Some of the problems with prisoners working in slaughterhouses as part of their rehabilitation. Pedestrian deaths in Melbourne. Invasion Day. Chelsea Manning free 17 May. Not My Debt updates. Please support our Crowd Funding campaign here: https://chuffed.org/project/50eps2017 For...
Topics: VeganSci, animal activism, veganism, prisons, rehabilitation, slaughterhouses
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This episode features a talk by Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on the importance of advocating for refugees by focusing on values. This talk is from the panel discussion Piercing the Veil of Asylum Seeker Policy & Practice: What Can Academics Do? From The Australian Sociological Association 2016 conference. Book recommendation: Debt, The First 5000 Years by David Graeber. Also covered on the episode is safer spaces and the centrality (or otherwise) of queer sex...
Topics: TASA 2016, TASA, The Australian Sociological Association, Kon Karapanagiotidis, refugees, David...
On this episode we give practical advice on living car free. Some recent stories from Media Watch. Grattan Institute report on housing affordability, higher density housing and population. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/05/23/207/
Topics: transport, car-free, sustainable transport, Grattan Institute, housing affordability, high-rise...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, anarchism, animal liberation, veganism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, vegan research, veganism, multidisciplinary research, animal liberation
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In this episode we show how up to date we are with current events by discussing writer bell hooks calling Beyonce a terrorist, like 10 years ago. These debates between different waves of feminism are relevant in light of our recent discussion on sex work. The War on Waste and bring your own coffee cup. Jess Ison’s talk challenging the idea that wearing high heels is capitulating to the patriarchy. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go...
Topics: Beyonce, bell hooks, feminism, Jess Ison, high heels, patriarchy, The War on Waste, ICAS Oceania...
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This episode features part two and three of a panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. You can hear part one of this talk on episode 152 – this episode also has links to all of the talks from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies conference, where this panel was recorded: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/12/14/152/ The episode also includes a little bit of Dinesh Wadiwel’s talk from the Queer Animalities panel...
Topics: anarchism, animal liberation, ICAS Oceania 2016, Jess Ison, Lara Drew
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Clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate explains why ignoring concern for other animals harms people’s mental health. World Vegan Day. March to End Speciesism. Protests for refugees and horses during the Melbourne Cup. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/11/14/189/
Topics: speciesism, animals, discrimination, veganism, activism, intersectionality, mental health, The...
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Dr Andrew Knight , DipECAWBM (WSEL), PhD, MRCVS, FOCAE is a European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law and Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. In this interview, he discusses vegan diets for cats and dogs, as well as some tips for making sure our companion animals are happy and healthy. There is lots of great information about vegan cats and dogs at his website  vegepets.info . This interview was recorded for Progressive Podcast Australia. You can hear the entire...
Topics: Vegan, dogs, cats, companion animals, Dr Andrew Knight
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This episode is all about mental health, drawing on Katie’s personal experiences with mental health issues and Nick’s recent mental health first aid course . We dissect arguments against medication for mental health; discuss Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and mental health (you can share our meme on this, pictured above, on Facebook and Twitter ); as well as considering how terms like “ able-bodied ” and “ not societally enabled ” fit with mental health.  We finish with some...
Topics: mental health, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, ableism
You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/PattyMarkGuyScottonQAndA This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of...
Topics: animal advocacy, activism, grief, trauma, mental health
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We are again joined by politics professor Jason Brownlee. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from last episode (142), where he introduced Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism and discussed some of the positive aspects: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/08/21/142/ On this episode Jason discusses some critiques of Singer’s effective altruism, focusing mainly on a failure to address the structural causes of poverty, such as capitalism and neoliberal...
Topics: Jason Brownlee, Peter Singer, charity, poverty, capitalism
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This is a short one where we give our take on the  Sydney Siege  and the  #illridewithyou   campaign . This includes discussion on some of the  inaccurate   media coverage  on the siege and how happy we are to see widespread  opposition  to the Islamophobic reactions. We also play an interview with counter-terrorism expert  Dr Anne-Azza Aly  from  People Against Violent Extremism . This interview is thanks to Alex Whisson and  Perth Indymedia  on  RTR92.1FM . For more information...
Topics: #SydneySiege, #illridewithyou
This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, efficiency, animal agriculture
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This session features  Jess Ison - PhD candidate researching queer and animal issues, as well as an activist with the  Coalition Against Duck Shooting   +   Beth Allan AKA Betty Melon - a pro-intersectional animal rights activist and agricultural science student + Anne-lise Ah-fat - a community organiser, mother of two, facilitator and educator who is passionate about transformative justice and prison abolition . It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism ' by the Institute...
Topics: Community As Activism, Me Too, Transformative Justice, prison abolition, animal activism, sexism
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Katie is back for this one and we’re joined by vegan, progressive comedian Myq Kaplan , who will be performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival . He discusses travelling as a vegan , the potential for comedy to promote important political ideas , and aiming for greater diversity in comedy. We encourage people to check out Myq Kaplan’s podcast Hang Out With Me , buy his CDs , follow him on Twitter and like him on Facebook ! Other stuff covered on the episode is: Lindsay...
Topics: comedy, stand-up comedy, political comedy, Myq Kaplan, veganism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, veterinary industry, speciesism, animal advocacy
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On this episode we’re joined by Dr Tim Dymond who speaks about Unionists for Refugees and APHEDA – the Australian Council of Trade Union’s overseas humanitarian aid program. We also discuss the recent racially-motived terrorist attack in South Carolina and link the language used by the shooter to the racist Reclaim Australia movement in Australia. We also take on Reclaim Australia’s hijacking of progressive causes and their fake “concern” for feminism , animal rights and queer...
Topics: unions, refugees, Unions for Refugees, social justice unionism, APHEDA, Reclaim Australia
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As part of the Catalyst program by Young Voices for Animals , this interactive Q&A was held with 5 of Melbourne's most passionate young animal advocates to encourage our participants to think BIG.   Speakers: A lifelong vegetarian, Anna Hills believes in the power of community and education to make a positive difference for animals everywhere. She has been involved with the  Animal Justice Party  in Ballarat since 2017 and has plans to create a youth chapter, as well as to potentially...
Topics: animal advocacy, youth, activism, animal advocacy movement, Young Voices for Animals, Catalyst
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, fat shaming, veganism, animal advocacy, feminism
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We’re joined by Naty Guerrero-Diaz, Penny Cameron and Melanie Ellis from  Big Sky Sanctuary . Naty discusses the  intersectional ,  feminist ,  abolitionist   philosophy of Big Sky Sanctuary , as well as critiques of the vegan movement – including rejecting the idea of bringing  veganism into the mainstream  and arguing instead that veganism is just one stop in a long journey for social justice. Penny and Mel discuss the animals at Big Sky Sanctuary, their campaign for a new barn for...
Topics: intersectionality, feminism, animal rights, animal sanctuaries
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Historian, activist and actor Gary Foley discusses Aboriginal resistance on Invasion Day and beyond. This talk is from last year’s Invasion Day event in Melbourne. Get along to an Invasion Day/Survival Day event in your city! The Melbourne event is Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 10:30 to 13:00 at the Parliament of Victoria. Anonymous on nationalism, class and capitalism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Invasion Day, Gary Foley, nationalism, Aboriginal resistance, social movements, history
*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gendered violence. This talk was recorded at the 2018 Students of Sustainability conference in Melbourne. Sam Castro is an activist with Friends of the Earth and Whistleblowers Activists + Citizens Alliance (WACA) . Talk recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia .
Topics: SoS2018, MeToo, Sam Castro, feminism, sexism, gender, progressive movements, environmental movements
This episode features a talk from activist Sam Castro on challenging sexism within progressive movements and creating system change. This talk was recorded at the Students of Sustainability conference. Adam Cardilini on the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Upcoming ICAS seminar Community As Activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/07/13/210/
Topics: Me Too, SoS2018, Sam Castro, feminism, sexism, environment
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: human-animal studies, education, humane education, SAFE
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Following on from our discussion with Kirsten Bayes from episode 164, this part of the discussion covers stopping arms fairs and linking human rights and animal rights. We also discuss our trip to the UK, specifically London. We cover our visit to the London Museum, great bike lanes, the Creating Space Project project and vegan restaurant recommendations for London. We also discuss the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but we keep this discussion right until the end of the episode and...
Topics: Kirsten Bayes, Stop the Arms Fair, human rights, animal rights, veganism, London, Harry Potter and...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, veganism, behaviour, psychology, marketing
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You can view the PowerPoint for Nick's section of the talk, with links to all of the sources referred to here . This session features Takiaya Reed from the heavy neoclassical decolonial doom band  Divide and Dissolve  + Naty Guerrero-Diaz - co-founder of a vegan intersectional feminist animal sanctuary called  Big Sky Sanctuary Inc.  + Nick Pendergrast - sociologist and host of  Progressive Podcast Australia  and  Freedom of Species  radio show. It was recorded at the 2018 event '...
Topics: Community As Activism, intersectionality, animal activism, activism
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This is the Q and A following Esther and Guy’s talks. You can listen to their talks below: Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel . Guy Scotton: Species, Contract And Domination . This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, intersectionality, species contract